Bill martineau's Blog – November 2007 Archive (3)

Nobody’s partying like its 1999

We here at Martineau Recruiting Technology have been preaching to both client companies and client candidates for several years now that the current market is a candidate driven market in which the supply of talent falls well short of demand and that companies need to be flexible as the pursue candidates in the marketplace. However, from recent conversations with candidates and colleagues in the industry I think…


Added by bill martineau on November 27, 2007 at 10:45am — No Comments

Be careful what you say.....and send a confirming email

Misinterpretation in communications is nothing new and lets be frank it will continue in perpetuity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get better at avoiding it.

Recently I had an issue with a client company involving two hiring managers and the HR manager. They had two positions that my candidate might fit (both managers thought from my phone presentation that he may not be completely on target), and so I presented him to both managers, and of course, copied HR on…


Added by bill martineau on November 15, 2007 at 2:42pm — No Comments

NAPS lessons on setting expectations

I was at NAPS (National Association of Personnel Services) in San Antonio this past week and had a great time. Of course, I went to see many speakers and left with many “walk away” ideas (those in which justify your attendance), but one of the best was from my waiter at Bohanan’s restaurant.

Sure we’ve all been to nice restaurants and received…


Added by bill martineau on November 6, 2007 at 9:45am — No Comments


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